The Blue Notebooks

Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2004 Ratings: #6 / 395
User Score
Based on 127 ratings
2004 Ratings: #8
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aaron
85
a little collection of "Kafka" thoughts drenched in their quiet misery, carried then by these small glimpses of that world are "Richters" own thoughts that slowly swell into string sections that make up the second half of this collection, and its the most memorable, where "Richter" first found his gift of translating the emotion of words and perhaps the worlds of the books he had come to love into lands of emotion that words sometimes cannot quite reach, where ... read more
daFigz
93
Thank you, Max Richter, for providing me with the perfect introduction to modern Classical orchestration and Electronic electronica by way of this brilliant 2004 release. My suggestion: Richter creates some of the most beautiful music and should be a part of bruvs who picture themselves as savvy music aficionados. Peace out. - daFigz™
Doofy
82
Oh so mysterious
ricardomcr
85
Starts out slow and uneventful, but picks up some steam along the way. It comes off as very delicate, subdued...even when it gets a bit busier (my favorite passages btw) it still pulls back, and refrains from climaxing.
Beautiful 'post' and 'ambient' compositional elements, tasteful placement of bass, and the strings...man...

GO LISTEN TO: The Trees.
100
Maybe I like this album so much cause I'm in love with Arrival and also Tilda Swinton but wow
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Track List

  1. The Blue Notebooks
  2. On the Nature of Daylight
  3. Horizon Variations
  4. Shadow Journal
  5. Iconography
  6. Vladimir's Blues
  7. Arboretum
  8. Old Song
  9. Organum
  10. The Trees
  11. Written on the Sky
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Added on: July 24, 2013